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1890 Communities Near Turkey ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Turkey in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Turkey.

Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turkey
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileysville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turkey
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   (Boone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Turkey
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Hanover   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turkey
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Turkey
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turkey
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lester   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 322 people in 2016)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turkey
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   (Logan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turkey
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turkey
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Spring   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,280 people in 2016)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 619 people in 2016)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turkey
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Redbird   (Raleigh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turkey
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock View   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Turkey
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   (Wyoming County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Turkey
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Turkey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Turkey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Turkey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6404, Longitude: -81.5782     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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